What is a Proposition 65 warning or warning label?
A warning label is the method of notification by which businesses are required to provide a "clear and reasonable" warning to consumers for retail products.
Why does a product have a Proposition 65 warning label?
Any product that contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals (Nearly 900 on the list) that include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents, must have a warning label.
Is there something wrong with Proposition 65 labeled products?
No, Spellbinders only manufactures and sells high-quality products that meet local, state and federal safety laws and regulations. We use these products ourselves everyday and want our customers to create with products that meet our rigorous testing and safety standards.
What is Proposition 65?
Proposition 65 (also known as Prop 65) is officially the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. It s a law that requires warnings be provided to California consumers when they might be exposed to chemicals identified by California as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. The warnings are intended to help California consumers make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals from the products they use.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) administers the Prop 65 program and publishes the listed chemicals, which includes nearly 900 chemicals to date. In August 2016, OEHHA adopted new regulations that are effective on August 30, 2018. These revised regulations change the information required in Proposition 65 warnings on labels and on-line. Below is an example of the warning that is required from August 2016 directive.
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
How can I learn more about Proposition 65?
Our efforts to comply with the State of California regulations in addition to the safety and wellbeing of our customers is our objective, thank you for your business and creative passion.